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Rugby Sevens: Cranes to play Canada in semi-finals
Publish Date: Jul 27, 2014
Rugby Sevens: Cranes to play Canada in semi-finals
The Rugby Cranes against England in Glasgow on Saturday. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentogo
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By James Bakama in Glasgow
 
Bowl competition

Quarter-final


Uganda 35 Malaysia 0

Semi-final

Canada v Uganda

Boxing-Flyweight

A.         Rathnayake (S. Lanka)
 Beat R. Semirala (Uganda) pts
 
Pool D (Saturday)

Australia 43 Uganda 5
England 40 Uganda 0
Sri Lanka 14 Uganda 17
Australia 63 Sri Lanka 7
Englanda 53 Sri Lanka 0
England 7 Australia 15
 
After a beating in the main medal race, Uganda finally found its footing in the Commonwealth Rugby Sevens Bowl race.

The Cranes whipped Malaysia 35-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the less competitive event. They were due to face Canada at the penultimate stage.

Michael Wokorach (10), Benon Kizza (7), Phillip Pariyo (5), Jasper Ocen (4) and James Ilungat were on target as Uganda took Malaysia to school.

But it had been a nightmare for Uganda the previous day as they were overrun 43-5 by Australia then 40-0 by  England before a 17-14 consolation against Sri Lanka.

Uganda thus failed to advance to the main medal knock-out stage and had to settle for the bowl race.

Emmanuel Ecodu got Uganda’s lone try in the opening match. The Kampala architect was again on the score sheet in the Sri Lanka match together with Michael Wokorach, Benon Kizza and James Ilungat.

Uganda faced similar opposition at the last games in India losing 33-0 and 55-0 by England. Consolation that time came in a 35-15 win over Sri Lanka.

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